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450, 000 condoms to be provided to athletes during the Rio Olympics

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Australian Olympians have insisted they will only participate once they are given Zika virus-proof condoms. Their wish was granted Photo: Courtesy

So you thought the London 2012 Olympics, where the International Olympics Committee supplied 150,000 condoms was the raunchiest games ever? Think again. In Rio, Brazil for the upcoming 2016 Olympics, it’s a record-breaking 450,000 condoms, just for a 17-day affair of only 10,500 athletes.

To be specific, it’s 42 condoms per athlete. Folks, welcome to the most promiscuous Olympics in history, where Australian Olympians have insisted they will only participate once they are given Zika virus-proof condoms. Their wish was granted. The latex count began in Seoul in 1988, when 8,500 condoms were distributed to athletes and reports of condoms found on the roofs of Olympic residences led the Olympic Association to ban outdoor sex.

Since then, the number of condoms provided has jumped around more than a gold-medal gymnast: 90,000 to Barcelona in 1992 and an almost prudish 15,000 by comparison to Atlanta in 1996. In Sydney 2000, Australian organisers ordered 70,000 condoms but a further 20,000 were brought in when they ran out halfway through the Games. Is this going to be the most testosterone fueled place on earth?

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